A California couple has sued a fertility clinic, complaining that they ended up with a baby girl instead of the boy they had wanted. Albert and Anthony Saniger filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against HRC Fertility, as well as fertility specialist Dr. Bradford Kolb, claiming breach of contract, medical malpractice, negligence, fraudulent concealment and violation of the Unfair Competition Law and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
The Sanigers married in 2013, with the goal of having exactly two children, both boys. According to CBS News, the couple had chosen names for their wished-for sons, and even reserved Gmail accounts for them.
Eventually, the Sanigers sought out HRC, which caters to the LGBT community, and explicitly said they only wanted male embryos implanted into their surrogate. They were told by HRC they would get to choose the embryos they wanted to implant, but the suit claims the fertility business instead “negligently, recklessly, and/or intentionally transferred a female embryo to the Sanigers’ gestational carrier.”
The suit claims the two men spent $300,000 on creating embryos through their sperm and donor eggs, and on finding a surrogate mother to carry the children. In 2021, the baby girl was born, and the pair are allegedly furious. Their lawsuit seeks unspecific damages, as they now are seeking to create two more children so they can still get their sought-after pair of boys.
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